Bug 409701 - CVE-2007-5964 Privilege Escalation (from local system) through /net autofs mount configuration bug
CVE-2007-5964 Privilege Escalation (from local system) through /net autofs mo...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: autofs (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ian Kent
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: Security
: 421361 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: CVE-2007-5964
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Reported: 2007-12-03 21:58 EST by Josh Lange
Modified: 2007-12-15 12:51 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 5.0.2-20
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Last Closed: 2007-12-15 12:51:06 EST
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Description Josh Lange 2007-12-03 21:58:24 EST
Description of problem:
A stock install of RHEL5 and Fedora 8 (and possibly earlier versions) have /net
managed by autofs (look at /etc/auto.master).

Unfortunately, the "nosuid" mount option is not specified, meaning that any
system auto-mounted under /net may have arbitrary suid root binaries.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): RHEL 5, Fedora 8,
possibly others

How reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. set up an NFS server with an suid root binary in an exported directory.
2. log into a system running fedora 8/rhel5. Ensure autofs is running.
3. as a non-root user on the fedora8/rhel5 box, change directory to
4. run the suid root binary
Actual results:
The suid binary runs with the effective UID of 0, making it so the unprivileged
user now has full access to the system.

Expected results:
the share should have been mounted with the nosuid option, so that the
executable does no run with the effective uid of root.

Additional info:
changing (in /etc/auto.master):
"/net    -hosts"
"/net   -nosuid  -hosts"
Will prevent exploitation. 

I have also mailed this alert to secalert@redhat.com ( from jhlange@calpoly.edu ).
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2007-12-04 05:33:50 EST
CVE-2007-5964, see bug #410031 for top level
Comment 2 Tomas Hoger 2007-12-12 08:28:31 EST
*** Bug 421361 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2007-12-15 12:51:04 EST
autofs-5.0.2-20 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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